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Category: Food & Drink

Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

  • Shipwrecked Expansion Denied Again

    A contentious Egg Harbor Plan Commission meeting came to an end Wednesday night with the denial of a conditional use permit (CUP) for Shipwrecked Brew Pub.  Plan commissionwers Lou Nyberg and Kathy Navis clashed several times with commissioners Jon Kolb, Emily Pitchford and Cambria Mueller as they debated whether to approve a proposal to add […]

  • Village Approves Expanded Parking, Storage for One Barrel

    Egg Harbor is finally getting the parking it has long wanted at One Barrel Brewing Company, and owner Peter Gentry is getting a better storage solution for the thriving taproom and restaurant. But the compromise wasn’t easy.  It took several meetings of the village’s plan commission and the review of multiple versions of Gentry’s plans […]

  • Door 44 Winery

    Bits & Bites: von Stiehl Featured on Discover Wisconsin

    Want to Help Pick Grapes? Door 44 Vineyard and Winery invites community members to participate in a tradition that’s been happening every fall for thousands of years: the grape harvest. Vineyard staff will be picking grapes Oct. 14-16, 21 and 22 at 8:30 am, and there are 25 spots available per day for community helpers. […]

  • Stabbur

    Delicious Drinks without the Buzz

    Stabbur’s nonalcoholic offerings are on top of the trend Looking to take in the fun and food of Fall Fest, but less or no alcohol? Stabbur is offering an assortment of nonalcoholic (NA) options on tap for the big weekend. As a family-friendly beer garden – a place where parents can meet up with friends […]

  • Brewed Awakening

    Brewed Awakenings: A Great Cup o’ Joe on the Road

    Brewed Awakenings’ repurposed bank window means coffee – and fast by Victoria Linstrom I have a two-year-old, and when we head out to run errands, he behaves for approximately two and a half stops before his tantrum clock starts ticking. Coincidentally, it’s also around that time that I realize I would do some questionable things […]

  • Petting Zoo, Trick-or-Treating at DENN Oct. 23

    Animals from the Wilson’s Wish Rescue Farm – a miniature pony, a sheep and a pair of goats – will be at DENN for a free, all-ages petting zoo Oct. 23, 10 am – 12 pm. A fundraiser was held last month to raise money for Lily the goat’s new prosthetic legs. She will be at DENN, […]

  • DENN

    Door County Year-Rounders’ Happy Hour at DENN

    Are you a Door County resident who would like to meet some new people? A social group has formed as a way for locals to connect with other residents.  After an active local discussion on Facebook, Rebecca Cavanaugh said, “There were a lot of new people wondering how to meet people, and since I was […]

  • Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Festival Feast

    A Pumpkin Patch food preview What’s a festival without great food? Here are a few great options to choose from while visiting Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival this weekend. The Dog House will be serving up brats, hot dogs, burgers, pie and that Wisconsin essential: hand-dipped cheese curds. There will be a corn roast benefiting […]

  • Cherry Hut

    Creativity Helped Local Breweries Stay Afloat

    Part 2 of COVID-19’s impact on craft breweries Craft breweries across the nation certainly felt the effects of COVID-19. Restrictions and precautions affected nearly every aspect of the “craft beer life,” from sampling and flights, to brewery touring, to socializing in taprooms. This sudden change forced breweries to examine their business models to find room […]

  • Your Guide to the 2021 Sister Bay Fall Festival (Oct. 15 – 17)

    Celebrate the 75th Sister Bay Fall Festival Oct. 15-17, 2021 with live music, children’s activities, great food and drink, parade, and much more!

  • Fall Fest Is Right around the Corner

    When Sister Bay hosts its 75th Fall Fest on Oct. 15-17, it will celebrate the historic occasion by reviving one of the festival’s long-lost, but much-beloved traditions. In addition to staples such as the arts-and-crafts fair, Fall Fest parade on Saturday at 11 pm, and ping-pong-ball drop on Sunday at 2 pm, the soapbox derby […]

  • The Battle of the Brews

    Enjoy Egg Harbor’s fall colors while sampling some of the best craft beer the peninsula has to offer when five area breweries come together for the second annual Peninsula Brewery Battle.  Ahnapee, Bridge Up, Door County Brewing, One Barrel and Starboard  will showcase their finest products Sept. 25, 12-4 pm, and donate all proceeds to […]

  • Oktoberfest

    Don your Lederhosen, Grab a Stein

    Hügel Haus celebrates Oktoberfest this weekend Oktoberfest, the world’s largest Volksfest (a combination beer festival and traveling funfair) is canceled this year. Well, actually, it was canceled last year, and it’s officially on hiatus until 2022. And that’s understandable, given the event often brings in millions of visitors (6.4 million in 2013, for example), and […]

  • Breweries

    COVID-19’s Impact on Craft Breweries

    During the early stage of the pandemic, probably around May or June of last year, I remember hearing on the radio that retail alcohol sales were up significantly across the country. That wasn’t very surprising to me, considering that nearly everyone was spending almost all their time at home. And, as someone who has thus […]

  • Fall Harvest

    Fall Harvesting and Preserving

    Growing and foraging tips for the aspiring homesteader This time of year, my Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with pictures of brightly colored glass jars filled with jams, salsas and other varieties of canned fruits and veggies. I’ve always marveled at the people who, in addition to leading busy lives, find time to not […]

  • A Jamaican Pop-up at Husby’s

    The Garage at Husby’s is adding The Jamaican Door to the food mix by serving its jerk chicken, jerk dogs and vegan dogs on Mondays, 5-8 pm, through September. Also this month, The Jamaican Door will be rotating through MAX at Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor, on Tuesdays; and Roots Inn & Kitchen, in Sister […]

  • Apple Picking Season Is Here

    You can pick your friends, and you can pick your apples, but you can’t pick your friend’s apples. Or can you? It feels like just yesterday when we were all picking cherries. Now, as the temperature drops, there’s another shiny, red fruit ripening on the trees, just waiting for you to stop by to make […]

  • Bits & Bites

    It’s Wine Time, Baby Wine lovers, rejoice! Did you know that “autumn” is Latin for “to drink wine”? Don’t quote me on that.  On Sept. 11 and 18, 11 am – 5 pm, Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery’s Fall Wisconsin Wine Festival will celebrate the harvest with wine, food and music. Wine will be available […]

  • Meet Your Server: Mackenzie Schneider

    Acupuncturist by day, server by evening, Mackenzie Schneider takes pride in knowing that her day revolves around helping others have their best day possible. Between shifts, she shared a little about keeping pace with one of the busiest seasons the restaurant industry has seen, her passion for sustainable and local food, and what she enjoys […]

  • Bits & Bites

    It’s Wine Time, Baby Wine lovers, rejoice! Did you know that “autumn” is Latin for “to drink wine”? Don’t quote me on that.  On Sept. 11 and 18, 11 am – 5 pm, Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery’s Fall Wisconsin Wine Festival will celebrate the harvest with wine, food and music. Wine will be available […]